As a follow-up to my earlier post, I came across a blogger who gets it (emphasis mine)...
Just a quick note to further publicise this amusing "debate".
The BCSE (British Centre for Science Education) has been formed solely to try and stop Creationism or Intelligent Design being taught alongside evolution in our schools. It is seeking to do this by publishing "research" on people that believe in a young earth - so you will find much (what amounts to) dirt digging on individuals, churches, Bible seminaries etc.
The balance is being struck, though, by Derby minister David Anderson, who has started a blog to pick up on the inadequacies of the BCSE argumentation. The blog makes very interesting reading as you discover that the leaders of the BCSE have no scientific qualification (David has a science degree) and are proven to make up some of the contents of their articles.
In reading through both sites it quickly becomes evident that David Anderson is putting forward careful, reasoned argument, whereas the BCSE is quick to resort to blatant name calling when they run out of other words!
So, please have a read of these sites and be informed of the battle going on out there. I'm increasingly persuaded that atheists are the next "minority" group to be pushing for their voice to be heard, at the expense of anyone elses beliefs.
I would correct one thing in the above quote. I don't believe I have said that no BCSE leader has a science degree. I have said that no BCSE leader has any experience in science education. According to the BCSE website, there is one (just one!) member of the BCSE leadership who has a doctorate (in chemical engineering).
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